Back in August, I was able to report that Scotrail was performing significantly better, at 90.5%, than the England & Wales average of 87.9% punctuality. See:
Since then, Scotrail have pulled away, steamed ahead even, (nice metaphors?) further. See this from Transport Network figures yesterday:
‘The moving annual average (MAA) of the official Public Performance Measure (PPM) at the end of June was 88%, according to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), meaning that 12% of trains were late. This was a slight improvement on the annual PPM to the end of April (87.7%), which was the lowest annual score recorded since 2005-06.’
So that’s an improvement of 0.3%. See this from Scotrail reported in the Insider business magazine, also yesterday:
‘The four-week rolling figure of 94.1% is up more than three percentage points on last year – and is the best four-week performance since May 2015, the company said. Bottom of FormTop of Form Bottom of Form
ScotRail reports it achieved its best punctuality performance in more than two years with 94.1 per cent on trains running on time in the four weeks to 16 September. The four-week rolling figure, up more than three percentage points on last year, was the best four-week performance since May 2015, ScotRail said. The moving average performance in the last 12 months now stands at 91.2 per cent of trains on time, up 1.6 per cent on last year and meeting the regulatory target of 90.3 per cent.’
So Scotrail is improving ten times faster than England & Wales rail services. I don’t/can’t watch Revolting Scotland. Did they report in these terms? Has Ruth Davidson sent her regards to Hamsa? I take it he can keep his job now?